Three Worthless Things
A Kind Thought Not Expressed
Others are not mind-readers. The only way they will know that you have a kind thought is for you to say it. How sad it is that we
let kind thoughts go unspoken.
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man
except the spirit of the man, which is in him?
1 Corinthians 2:11a
A Kind Touch Not Given
A hug, a pat on the back, a firm handshake--what wonders they produce. Our actions speak volumes. Such expressions of friendship, praise, and acceptance should never be withheld.
And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him, grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they were accompanying him to the ship.
A Kind Deed Not Done
Passing up an opportunity to do a kind deed is detrimental to the one who would benefit from it and the one who could have done it. Never let an opportunity to do good pass by. Chances are there will not be a second opportunity.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
1 Timothy 6:18-19
It costs so little, I wonder why
We give it so little thought;
A smile, kind words, a glance, a touch--
What magic by them is wrought.